Automotive Industry

Bosch opens German chip plant, its biggest investment to date

Automotive Industry - 2021-06-08

Robert Bosch opened a €1bn ($1...

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Toyota says new minicar for Europe will be built at Czech plant

Automotive Industry - 2021-06-07

Toyota has confirmed it will build its new minicar previewed by the Aygo X concept at its plant in Kolin in the Czech Republic...

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Musk says panic buying of chips is like rush on toilet paper during pandemic

Automotive Industry - 2021-06-03

Elon Musk said the chip shortage is wreaking havoc on Tesla’s supply chain and blamed companies ordering more microcontrollers than they need, much like consumers hoarded toilet paper ...

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Renault to set up electric-car hub in France as standalone unit

Automotive Industry - 2021-06-03

Renault is taking major steps toward creating an electric-vehicle manufacturing hub in northern France in a bid to better compete in Europe’s fast-growing EV market...

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Musk says Tesla prices increasing due to supply chain pressure

Automotive Industry - 2021-06-02

The price of Tesla vehicles is increasing due to supply chain pressures across the auto industry, particularly for raw materials, Elon Musk said on 31 May in response to a tweet...

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How EV designers are reimagining classic grilles

Automotive Industry - 2021-06-02

When BMW unveiled its next generation of electric vehicles — the i4 and the iX SUV — in March 2021, their faces generated at least as much chatter as their electric powertrain...

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Porsche, Piech families may take direct stake in possible Porsche IPO, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-06-01

The Porsche and Piech families are prepared to take a direct stake in Volkswagen Group's Porsche brand if the sports-car unit is separately listed, two people familiar with the matter said...

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Company cars: Time to end one of the largest fossil fuel subsidies in Europe

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-31

Belgium is a small country, known for its beer, chips and impossibly complex political structure...

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Rolls-Royce confirms the development of 'Silent Shadow' EV

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-28

Rolls-Royce confirmed it is working on an all-new vehicle called Silent Shadow as the iconic ultraluxury UK brand prepares to offer a full-electric car to its customers this decade...

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Stellantis finalises its engineering leadership as FCA and PSA brands merge technologies

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-28

Stellantis has chosen the top Executives in its engineering organisation as the new group seeks to accelerate electrification and integrate Fiat Chrysler Automobiles's product lines with PSA Peuge...

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April UK car production rebounds, but remains short of recovery

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-27

UK factories turn out 68,306 cars in April, up dramatically on pandemic hit month in 2020 but still -3...

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Volvo Cars Torslanda becomes company’s first climate neutral car plant

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-27

Volvo Cars on 26 May made a significant step towards its ambition of making its global manufacturing network climate neutral by 2025, announcing that its Torslanda site in Sweden is its first car...

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Ford boosts EV spending, outlines 2030 sales targets, shares near 5-year high

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-27

Ford Motor Co on 26 May outlined plans to boost spending on its electrification efforts by more than a third and said it aims to have 40% of its global volume be all electric by 2030, sending sha...

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Ford follows GM, VW with two new dedicated EV platforms by 2025, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-26

Ford Motor plans to announce on 26 May that it is developing two dedicated all-electric vehicle platforms, one for full-size trucks and SUVs, the other for cars and crossovers, as part of a strat...

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VW's Seat hopes to make up production lost during chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-26

Volkswagen Group's Spanish brand, Seat, has maintained broadly stable production despite the global shortage of semiconductor chips affecting the auto industry, said its CEO, Wayne Griffiths...

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German politicians should clearly commit to e-mobility – Audi CEO

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-26

Audi Boss Markus Duesmann is calling for a clear political commitment to electric cars from German politicians, Welt am Sonntag reports...

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Better cooperation is needed to decarbonise the supply chain

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-25

The automotive industry is investing to decarbonise the vehicles it makes as well as individual links in the supply chain used to deliver the parts and finished vehicles...

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Germany takes step toward autonomous driving on public roads

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-25

German lawmakers agreed to allow some driver-less vehicles on public roads, a first step toward enabling autonomous driving in Europe's biggest economy...

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Toyota forced to suspend production in Japan in June

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-25

Toyota has been forced to suspend production in June 2021 at two plants in Japan because of a shortage of semiconductors...

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UK energy regulator to invest $425m in EV infrastructure

Automotive Industry - 2021-05-25

Britain's energy market regulator Ofgem will invest £300m ($425m) in more than 200 low-carbon infrastructure projects to prepare the country for more electric transport and heat...

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